In its annual results, the parastatal Industrial Development Corporation recorded that its funding had created or saved over a hundred thousand jobs in the past five years – no mean feat in the present tough economic climate.
• IDC fund helps companies go green
Despite undertakings by the government and corporates, South African women on average earn 28.1% less than their male counterparts. The gender pay gap goes back a long way, with women generally confined to lower-paid, less-skilled jobs, or kept back by the glass ceiling.
• Educated children help the nation grow
The Brics Business Council recently met for the first time. Before the gathering, Minister Rob Davies and South African council chairperson Patrice Motsepe spoke about the value of the nation’s membership of the grouping to the African continent, particularly when it came to trade and investment.
• Developments from Brics summit